OPINION

Agenda

THURSDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis meets with Archbishop Anastassios of Albania. The Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ELKETHE) holds a two-day international scientific meeting at the Atlantis hotel in Iraklion, Crete. To tomorrow. Professors hold a protest rally at noon at the entrance to Athens University over institutional and financial demands. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to attend. Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) stages a work stoppage from 11.30 a.m. until the end of the shift to participate in the protest rally organized by the university professors (see above). Residents of the western Athens district of Korydallos hold a demonstration at 7 p.m. outside the prison demanding that penitentiary facilities be removed from the area. Hellenic League for Human Rights hosts a conference on «The Minority of Thrace: History and Circumstances» at 6.30 p.m. at the headquarters of the Greek Journalists’ Union (20 Academias). For details, log on to www.hlhr.gr. Anatolia College holds a conference on «Venture Capital: The Greek Reality» at 6 p.m. at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry. New Democracy MP Kyriakos Mitsotakis to speak. Tel. 2310.304.555. Panhellenic Association of Flying Crew of Security Forces and Public Services holds a conference on «Air Traffic: Present and Future» at 9.30 a.m. at the amphitheater of the Transport Ministry. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to speak. Tel. 210.997.3310 or log on to www.iforce.gr. FRIDAY Amnesty International holds a public event on «Violence Against Women» at 11 a.m. at Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. Tel. 210.360.0628 or log on to www.amnesty.org.gr. Foundation of the Hellenic World opens an exhibition on «People and Traditional Occupations in the Aegean,» at Athens International Airport. Through September 30. Tel. 210.212.5403800. Doctors at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) hold a 24-hour strike demanding more staff and better working conditions. SATURDAY Minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis visits Istanbul.